Comic Relief 2019
The fun starts at 7pm as the biggest comedy party on the planet is broadcast live from Elstree Television Studios, hosted by Sir Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuinness, Emma Willis, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett, Alesha Dixon, Clara Amfo, Zoe Ball, Joe Sugg, David Tennant and other special guests
Friday 15th March 2019
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The fun starts at 7pm as the biggest comedy party on the planet is broadcast live from Elstree Television Studios, hosted by Sir Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuinness, Emma Willis, Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett, Alesha Dixon, Clara Amfo, Zoe Ball, Joe Sugg, David Tennant and other special guests.
Prepare for a mammoth night of live comedy, sketches, music acts, fundraising films and more.
Expect special treats from the likes of Alan Partridge, Freddie Flintoff, the cast of BBC Three’s Famalam, Mamma Mia, Bodyguard, One Red Nose Day and a Wedding and much, much more.
Viewers will also be treated to exclusive performances from the cast of Only Fools And Horses The Musical and Magic Mike Live. There will be a special Comic Relief sketch from the cast of BBC Three’s Famalam and a number of spectacular live music performances. Plus, the cast of Mischief Theatre will perform a live magic trick - what could possibly go wrong?
Expect the unexpected as more surprises and special guests are yet to be revealed for what promises to be the most unpredictable night of TV tomfoolery of the year. Plus throughout the night there will be a look at how Comic Relief makes a huge difference to those living unimaginably tough lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities, and how money raised this Red Nose Day will help to change the lives of many more.
The Big Night
BBC One, 7-10pm: Comic Relief 2019
Mamma Mia! Here We Go (Yet) Again
Written by Jennifer Saunders as a tribute to last summer’s box office smash hit, Mamma Mia! Here We Go (Yet) Again will see some of the UK’s biggest names in acting and comedy recreating memorable moments from the sequel and even attempting to sing some of Abba’s most iconic songs.
The sketch will see some familiar faces reprising their roles, with Jennifer Saunders playing Meryl Streep’s Donna, Alan Carr playing Colin Firth’s Harry and Philip Glenister playing Pierce Brosnan’s Sam. Miranda Hart and Sue Perkins will also be on hand to ensure it all runs smoothly, returning as the producer and director. New faces will join the cast, as Carey Mulligan plays Amanda Seyfried’s Sophie, Gemma Arterton play’s Lily James’ Young Donna, Susan Calman plays Julie Walter’s Rosie, Tom Hollander plays Andy Garcia’s Fernando, Rose Johnson plays Young Tanya, Lucy Montgomery plays Tanya and Joe Thomas plays Young Sam, Bill AND Harry.
One Red Nose Day And A Wedding
Freddie’s Top Gear Wind Up
Daves: The Official Calendar
Comic Relief Does University Challenge
Celebrity Phone Bank
Throughout the evening, viewers will be given an insight into the many ways their generous donations can help Comic Relief fund life-changing work here in the UK and across the world.
Some of these moments will be presented by Comic Relief’s celebrity supporters, who have come together to help raise awareness of important issues and help raise money for those who need it.
Kilimanjaro: The Bigger Red Nose Climb
A brand-new group of nine celebrities are set to take on Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Comic Relief. Kilimanjaro: The Return, takes place ten years after the original epic climb that was led by Gary Barlow. Shirley Ballas, Ed Balls, Dani Dyer, Jade Thirlwell, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Dan Walker, Alexander Armstrong, Anita Rani and Osi Umenyiora took off on the climb at the end of the February.
Radio 1’s 24-Hour LOL-A-Thon
Scott Mills and Chris Stark bring back Radio 1’s 24-Hour LOL-A-Thon in a bid to raise more money than ever by keeping listeners entertained for a whole day. The fun starts at 1pm on Wednesday 6 March and Scott and Chris will put their humour to the test by hosting the funniest 24-hour broadcast ever to raise cash for Red Nose Day.
The Longest-Ever Danceathon With Claudia And Tess
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly have pledged to practice what they preach and ‘keep dancing’ in an epic challenge that will see them floss, dab and salsa to the beat for the longest-ever Danceathon challenge in Red Nose Day history. Kicking off on Monday 11 March through to Tuesday 12 March, the stars will dance for more than 24-hours to the greatest floor-fillers of all time, all to raise vital cash for Red Nose Day to help Comic Relief improve countless lives both here in the UK and internationally. The challenge will be followed across all BBC Radio 2 shows and their progress will also be streamed live on the BBC Red Button.
Celebrity Apprentice For Comic Relief
Source BBC One
March 5, 2019 10:06am ET by BBC One